Food Styling & Photography


$199 Limited inc GST / $159.20 / $179.10
Food Styling & Photography

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Course description

Take your food photography to the next level at this workshop in Sydney.

Amazing food photos are gold – they can make or break your foodie blog, send your Instagram likes soaring or bring hungry customers via your Facebook page.

But it’s not as easy as you’d think to nail that laidback latte or effortless eggs shot – and that’s why some lucky folks call food styling their day job. Meet passionate foodie Sara McCleary. A food and travel writer, she also styles and photographs the wickedly tempting images on her Belly Rumbles blog and Insta page.

At this 3-hour workshop Sara will take you through the fundamentals of food styling so you can create amazing food images using props and lighting you have at home – along with your smartphone, a few insider tricks and some very clever apps!

You’ll get the basic skills (and loads of tips, tricks and confidence) to plate, style and compose some very “likeable” and tasty food pics.

Ideal for…

This class is perfect for food bloggers, instagrammers and café owners wanting to improve their food styling and photography. It is also suitable for home cooks and foodies who want to learn more about plating and styling.

Course content

This 3-hour hands-on workshop will cover the basics of food styling and smartphone photography as you plate and style up three picture-perfect dishes.

On the “menu”…
  • Picture-perfect cheese platter (everybody say cheese!)
  • Grilled triple-decker sandwich (the toastie with the mostie)
  • A sweet and creamy parfait glass dessert (more sprinkles, please)
  • Some food photography do’s and don’ts
  • Plating your dishes and using props to create context
  • Lighting
  • Composition: how to fill the space, how to use negative space
  • Finishing and posting your images

Please note: This is not a cooking class, so you’ll be working with quality pre-prepared foods, and the focus will be on plating and photographing. Although there will be some food available for snacking (and you may eat your masterpieces when you’re done snapping), this workshop does not include a full sit-down meal. We are not able to provide substitute ingredients for people with allergies or food intolerances.


The Essential Ingredient - Rozelle or Surry Hills
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Please come prepared…
  • Please bring your own smartphone or digital camera
  • Make sure you have loads of free space and/or extra memory card
  • Registration is from 15 minutes prior to the start time
  • All participants must wear closed-in shoes
  • Please tie long hair back and wear comfortable, practical clothing for the kitchen.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Course testimonials:

  • Emma said: The overall class was great, lots of chances to take photos and the instructor was very helpful.

  • Priscilla said: Very well presented course, great tutor! Glass of wine was a nice touch!

  • Bryony said: It was great thank you